Whether you’re an everyday reader or only manage to squeeze in a few pages here and there, you deserve to tuck into a good book. These reading nooks are equal parts warm, inviting, and showstopping—the perfect setting for your dedicated reading time, no expansive home library necessary.
When it comes to designing reading nooks, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. “Reading nooks can be in unexpected places,” says Sarah Lederman of Sarah Lederman Interiors. In a Victorian town house on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Lederman fashioned a small reading nook in the landing between the living and dining room. “All it took to make this a cozy spot to kick your feet up were cushions, a couple of poufs, and a throw,” she says. “What was once a pass-through area became a highly utilized lounge spot.”